Gov. Scott Announces 2016-2017 Florida Defense Support Task Force Grant Awards

On February 22, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that $765,000 has been awarded through the Florida Defense Support Task Force Grant Program to three projects that serve to protect military installations across the state. This year, awards were given to the Greater Pensacola Chamber of Commerce, South Florida Progress Foundation of the Greater Miami Chamber […]

VIDEO RELEASE: Florida Economic Development and Tourism Leaders Fight to Save Florida Jobs

On February 21, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Florida economic development and tourism leaders, small business owners, and concerned Floridians from across the state traveled to Tallahassee to speak or stand in opposition to Legislation in the Florida House that would kill Florida jobs. WATCH: Marla Buchanan, Green Technologies WATCH: Amy Pope-Wells, Link Staffing Services and Tire Diva WATCH: […]

Gov. Scott: Florida House is Playing Politics with Families’ Jobs

On February 20, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

Governor Rick Scott has written the below op-ed on the Florida House playing politics with Florida families jobs in advance of the House Appropriations Committee vote tomorrow to abolish Enterprise Florida and Visit Florida.  The committee meeting is tomorrow at 1pm at the Florida State Capitol and includes many members who just last year supported […]

Gov. Scott Announces Chewy to Create 600 Jobs at New E-Commerce Fulfillment Center in Ocala

On February 16, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

OCALA, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Chewy, the leading online retailer of pet food and products in the United States, will locate a new fulfillment center in Marion County. The new facility will support the company’s steady growth, create 600 jobs and a $31 million capital investment in the region. Governor Scott […]

GOV. SCOTT: FLORIDA SETS ANOTHER TOURISM RECORD

On February 16, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

112.8 million tourists visited Florida in 2016   MELBOURNE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Florida set another record in tourism by welcoming the highest amount of visitors in the state’s history with 112.8 million visitors in 2016. This is the sixth consecutive record year for visitation to Florida, exceeding the previous high of 106.6 […]

Governor Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott Announce 2017 Black History Month Student and Teacher Contest Winners

On February 15, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott announced the 2017 Black History Month student contest winners and Excellence in Education award recipients. This year’s theme was “A Recognition of the Role of African-Americans in Shaping Florida Today,” and the winners were honored during the annual Black History Month reception at […]

Gov. Scott Announces GKN Aerospace to Open First Florida Location in Bay County

On February 15, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

New Manufacturing Facility Will Create 170 New Jobs  BAY COUNTY, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that GKN Aerospace will be opening their first location in Florida. The company will be expanding their U.S. operations by locating a new manufacturing facility in Bay County which will create 170 new jobs and invest more than […]

GOV. RICK SCOTT: CFO ATWATER HAS FOUGHT FOR FLORIDA FAMILIES

On February 10, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

NAPLES, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott made the following statement regarding the news that Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater will be joining Florida Atlantic University following the 2017 Legislative Session. Governor Rick Scott said, “I got to know CFO Jeff Atwater well in 2010 on the campaign trail, and like me, he has been laser-focused […]

WHAT THEY ARE SAYING… Florida Economic Development and Tourism Leaders Fight to Save Florida Jobs

On February 8, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Florida economic development and tourism leaders, small business owners, and concerned Floridians from across the state traveled to Tallahassee to speak or stand in opposition to Legislation in the Florida House that would kill Florida jobs by eliminating Enterprise Florida and VISIT FLORIDA. Donna McBride, Straz Center for the Performing Arts, […]

VIDEO RELEASE – Florida Economic Development and Tourism Leaders Fight to Save Florida Jobs

On February 8, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Florida economic development and tourism leaders, small business owners, and concerned Floridians from across the state traveled to Tallahassee to speak or stand in opposition to Legislation in the Florida House that would kill Florida jobs by eliminating Enterprise Florida and VISIT FLORIDA. WATCH: Roger Dow, US Travel Association WATCH: Cathy […]